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Harold Washington Library Center

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The main branch of the Chicago Public Library boasts nine floors of books, computer labs, meeting rooms and more. Head up to the ninth floor to see art displayed in the library's exhibit space or view the small Harold Washington museum, where memorabilia related to the building's namesake is collected. The library also includes one of the city's first Maker Labs, where 3D printers can be used during open lab hours.


Venue name: Harold Washington Library Center
Address: 400 S State St

Cross street: at Van Buren St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 9am–9pm; Fri, Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm
Transport: El stop: Blue to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library; Red to Jackson. Bus: 1, 2, 6, 7, 10.Train: Elec Main to Van Buren St.
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